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Nov 2, 2013 6:30pm EDT
in the ground in a very capital- intensive industry. you don't know if you can recover costs. you are pretty nervous putting that dollar into the ground. >> can you quantify how many dollars it has cost the industry? -- we of those respond had a very good response rate, but it is then going state-by- state to figure out what projects have been pulled. a couple has been years ago, under president obama's first administration there had been a big stimulus effort to do broadband funding, and stimulus funding for broadband support. what we have seen as a number of those projects either aren't going to get done, or a lot of folks have turned the project back because it is a partnership, and they can't be sure they can return their portion of the annulus invest -- stimulus investment. that is really a shame. one thing we found is every dollar that goes in the ground for broadband has a multiplier effect in terms of the local economy. not even necessarily so much in the rural area. the economic boost actually goes to the urban areas. >> surely that could not have been the fcc intent, to slow down b
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2013 6:30pm EST
-- i don't date myself, but i am member in northwest ohio, there was an intent on top of the house and you got to channels. then you got one channel. any days you did not get channels. it depended on the wind and the light and everything else. the industry has changed so rapidly. i want to make sure that we have things out there -- and regulations and laws on the books that spurred this innovation. on the cell phone side, 3.8 million jobs in director direct indirect ors -- direct. year 2017, we will have one point for mobile devices per capita across the world. we will see that happening in more industrial countries. you look in this country, and what you have in your own pocket , you may have 2-4 mobile devices. this makes it interesting subcommittee to serve god. hearing the innovation that will be -- to serve on. hearing the innovation that will be here five, 10 years down the road. talked to guess on this program about a potential rewrite of the telecommunications act of 2006. doneered should be wholesale, piecemeal, and you feeling about that? at the you look telecommunication
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
at it and become informed. but i don't miss the expression as to the strong feelings on both sides. >> mr. wheeler, every republican on this committee, along with mitch mcconnell september -- sent -- a letter to your predecessor, i would ask you to submit in writing an answer to this question. and i would note as you and i visited privately, this issue has the potential to derail your nomination. should the commission leave the role and get into the business of regulating political speech -- we have seen with the irs what happens when members of congress urge the executive branch to begin playing politics. and so i look forward to reading your written response in terms of whether you believe the commission has the authority to implement the disclose act or regulate political speech. >> thank you, senator. >> sam gustin, what is the disclose act? does the fcc have authority over its regulations? >> the disclose act is a bill that is currently stalled. it is designed to increase transparency in political ad funding. it would require super-pacs and third party groups and unions to notify the federal
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2013 8:00am EST
the potential to derail your nomination. and i don't want to see that happen. i think the commission has a very important role. but should the commission leave that role and get into the business of regulating political speech, we've seen with the irs what can happen when members of congress urge the executive branch to begin playing politics. and so i look forward to reading your written response in terms of whether you believe the commission has the authority to implement the disclose act or to regulate political speech. >> thank you, senator. >> host: sam gustin, what is the disclose act, and does the fcc have authority over its regulation? >> guest: the disclose act is a bill that is currently stalled that is designed to increase transparency in political ad funding. so what it would do is it would require super pacs, third party groups, unions and others to notify the fec, the federal elections commission, when they spend more than $10,000 on political ads. and this was sort of an outgrowth of the supreme court's citizens united decision which reduced the transparency associated with polit
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